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What Should Persons With Hcv Infection Do To Protect Their Liver
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Very few: Hiv, human t-cell leukemia virus type 1, active tuberculosis, - are absolute contraindications. Hepatitis (b, c) is not an absolute contraindication (only when you have a bleeding crackles on the breast). Temporary contraindications: active breast lesions, such as superficial boils, impetigo, and herpes simplex. Hpv is not a contraindication. ...Read more
Depends on situation: In my opinion, the decision to disclose HIV status to an employer is up to the patient. However, i think this is a case by case basis. If an HIV positive individual is working in the food industry, then it may be prudent to disclose HIV in the event of a cut when preparing food to others. But if just working a desk job, it may not be necessary to disclose as chances are less likely to get hiv. ...Read more
What precautions would someone with hep c need to take. Are the precautions the same for those with a low viral load and those with a high viral load?
Same precautions: Hep C is transmitted by blood contamination only usually through needle sticks. There is some risk with shared toothbrushes where blood contamination can occur. Intranasal cocaine use amongst infected persons can also transmit. Sexual transmission is rare but can occur. This would be the only situation where high viral load may play a role. Get treated and get rid of the Hep C. ...Read more
HIV transmission: The number of virus particles required for transmission isn't known, and varies greatly with type of exposure (fewer with blood, more for sex). But in general it takes a lot of virus, which is why the risk of vaginal sex, with semen with LOTS of virus placed deep inside, infection results an average of only once in 1,000 exposures. Safe sex only, of course! And get tested if any possible risk. ...Read more
Why does my prednisone prescription label say "may lower ability to fight infection. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases."?
Can I have hepatitis vaccine if my ALT is 80 U/L and doc is not sure about autoimmune hepatitis? Do I need to do further blood works?
Yes: Few causes of hepatitis: alcohol, fatty liver (obesity), viral & autoimmune. Check hepatitis B profile (HbsAg & HbsAb) if negative can have vaccine. Check anti-smooth muscle antibody & anti liver/kidney microsomal anti-body for diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. (ANA alone is not enough & your level is low). I know Bangladesh, see a Hepatologist for evaluation. Follow up with me @ healthTap.com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Let me help you: Hepatitis c is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hepatitis c virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Wash it off with soap and hot water, then you can use alcohol or a 10 to 1 water to bleach solution on the areas where the blood was. ...Read more
Will I be okay if i'm vaccinated to hepatitis b and i'm in relationship with a person who has chronic hepatitis b?
Absolutely safe: Totally safe for both of you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why does the CDC not allow people who've had past Hepatitis A infections to donate blood? Doesn't that virus not stay in the body after recovery?
Precaution: yes u r right there are no Hep A carriers the personis contagious during active infection CDC does not permit Hep A pts donate blood .... precautionary measures no scientific basis ...Read more
If you work in health care how do you deal with patients that have aids or hiv? What special precautions?
Universal precaution: All healthcare workers should be familiar with universal precautions. That is, treat every patient as though they are infected with HIV or hepatitis. If you obey that rule, then you don't have to take any special precautions. You always wear gloves when handling anything that could have body fluids on it, all sharps go in a sharp container regardless if it is from a newborn or a prostitute etc. ...Read more
I have Hep C with a very high viral load and would like to participate in the new drug trials. I'm concerned due to depression . How do I apply?
Treatment: There are two new drugs currently available for hep C. These are very very effective. If you have depression, you can be treated with these oral medications without interferon (needle). Please talk to your gastroenterologist/hepatologist about various combination options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In order to get hepatitis g does the infected persons blood have to come in contact with uninfected person blood? Is there other ways of transmission?
Yes, unknown: Transfused blood containing hgv has caused some cases of hepatitis. Patients with hemophilia and other bleeding conditions who require large amounts of blood or blood products are at risk of hepatitis g. Hgv has been identified in between 1-2% of blood donors in the United States. At risk are patients with kidney disease who have blood exchange by hemodialysis. Sexual transmission may also occur. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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